Shichiro Nakayama

Shichiro Nakayama

Nakayama was born on 10 August 1892. He was a fisherman; his file describes how the RCMP sheet also lists him as a boat owner but that “there is no record of a vessel owned by him having been taken into custody or having been reported to the Custodian.” His family includes Taye Nakayama (mother; nee Taye Eimura; deceased at time of file), Kanichiro Nakayama (father; deceased at time of file), and Rune Nakayama (common-law wife),. He lived at 828 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was imprisoned in Oakalla Prison and then the Immigration Building. He and was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC. His listed seized property includes: household belongings.


Regularized NameShichiro Nakayama
Custodian Identification Number1207_xi
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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